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The fossil of a unique dinosaur was discovered on Wednesday in China.
The common research worm, C. elegans, is able to use heat-sensing nerve cells to not only regulate its response to hotter environments, but also to control the pace of its aging as a result of that heat, according to new research at the University of California, San Francisco.
Whether in Canada or the Caribbean, tree leaves don't have to worry about the temperature outside - they have their own built-in climate control that always aims to keep them comfortable, a new study finds. The long-standing view of plant biologists was that the temperature of a photosynthesizing leaf would be the same as that of the surrounding air. But in a survey of 39 tree species ranging over 50 degrees of latitude across North America (between Puerto Rico and Canada),...
If you think dinosaurs are hot today, just think back to about 110 million years ago when they really ran hot and heavy. In fact, the size of the largest dinosaurs may ultimately have been limited by their body temperatures.
Biologists have long believed that bigger is better when it comes to body size, since many lineages of animals, from horses to dinosaurs, have evolved into larger species over time.
What could the fierce dinosaur T. rex and a modern songbird such as the sparrow possibly have in common? Their pulmonary systems may have been more similar than scientists previously thought, according to new research from Ohio University and Harvard University.
LONDON (Reuters) - Dinosaurs may have been fierce predators but they had a respiratory system similar to modern birds such as the sparrow, scientists said Wednesday.
Dinosaurs may have been fierce predators but they had a respiratory system similar to modern birds such as the sparrow, scientists said Wednesday.
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